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Best Places for Camping in North India

By Akshatha Vinayak

Travelling is always a relaxing experience but staying in a tent surrounded by nature's bounty is a magical experience. Go camping in these awesome places of North India for a wonderful feel.

Try staying in any of these camping spots for a unique travel experience in India. Ofcourse, many don't prefer winter camping because of the extreme weather conditions. Yet, camping in places like Rajasthan is ideal during winter.

In places like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, it is the time for winter sports. Not just that, you can always try winter camping in these places if you're up for it. The banks of river Ganga is also a popular camping spot in Rishikesh.

Just chart out suitable time and go camping in North India.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

Best Time to Visit: November - March

Jaisalmer, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert, is well known for desert tourism.

Jaisalmer desert camps are very popular, as one gets to try camel rides and a mesmerizing desert landscapes.

A stay in the desert is definitely a unique experience.

Photo Courtesy: Srinayan Puppala

Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Best Time to Visit: October - February

Rishikesh is known as the Adventure Capital of India. Among various other activities, camping is a famous one in Rishikesh.

The banks of the river Ganga, surrounded by the foothills of Himalayas is very captivating. A camp in such a mesmerising environment is nothing less than bliss.

Rishikesh is undoubtedly one of the best camping spots in India.

Photo Courtesy: Travayegeur (Sahil Lodha)

Sarchu

Sarchu

Best Time to Visit: October - May

Sarchu is located between Leh and Manali. It is at the boundary of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.

Sarchu at an altitude of 4,290 mt, is one of the best camping destinations in North India.

It is also serves as a base camp for trekking trails towards Zanskar valley and so on.

Winter is the best time to visit Sarchu. Many travellers prefer this time to go there.

Photo Courtesy: Elroy Serrao

Chandra Taal Lake

Chandra Taal Lake

Best Time to Visit: May - October

Chandra Taal or Moon Lake is a high altitude lake situated in Spiti of Himachal Pradesh.

The meadows on the banks of this lake is a popular camping site in North India. It is a famous destination for trekkers as well as campers.

Chandra Taal is reached by foot through Kunzum Pass from May to October.

Photo Courtesy: Shiraz Ritwik

Mussoorie

Mussoorie

Best Time to Visit: April - June

Mussoorie is one of the famous hill stations in Dehradun. It is located in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas.

The beauty of Mussoorie has turned into one of the top camping spots in India.

Staying in tents surrounded by scenic vistas is surely a magical experience.

Photo Courtesy: RajatVash

Spiti

Spiti

Best Time to Visit: June - October

Spiti Valley is has unique ecosystem. It is a desert mountain valley which lies between India and Tibet.

Spiti Valley is one of the best camping spot in India. Tourists can also visit two old monasteries called Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery in the region.

Camping on the banks of Spiti river is also one of the best sites in Spiti Valley.

Photo Courtesy: Govindvmenon

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Best Time to Visit: October-June

Jim Corbett National Park located in Nainital district is the oldest national park in India.

Today, it is a famous tourist destination and a heaven for wildlife lovers.

There are many camping sites around the national park and many love to take up this adventure travel. Many resorts and hotels arrange camps around the park.

One has to go for such organised camps and it is advisable to opt for such authorized camps as it is a forest area.

Eco-tourism is encouraged here and hence it is one of the top camping spots in India.

Photo Courtesy: Aiwok

Kasol

Kasol

Best Time to Visit: October-June

Kasol is a village on the banks of river Parvati in Parvati Valley. It is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

The backdrop of beautiful Parvati Valley and the banks of the river Parvati provide good sites for camping.

Kasol is developing as one of the best camping sites in North India.

Photo Courtesy: BenSalo

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